Why do Fish Swim More if Water Filter Is Turned Off? [Complete Answer]

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You might have noticed that, once you turn off your water filter, your fish become more active. There are a few potential explanations for this and fortunately, there isn’t anything for you to really worry about. But we’ll get in-depth today and answer all your questions! Fish might swim more when you turn off the … Read more

Best Substrate for a Jarrarium [2021 Update]

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Setting up a jarrarium is different from setting up a regular aquarium. This includes choosing the right substrate for it. This varies depending on the type of jarrarium you want to create and in today’s article we’ll cover them all. Before deciding on the substrate to use, you’ll have to actually decide on what type … Read more

Can You Keep Only Male Guppies in a Fish Tank? [Answered]

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I love guppies because they are easy to care for and have amazing colors… but I don’t like the fact that they multiply like crazy. A solution to this problem would be keeping an all-male guppy tank. But is this even an option? To start with the answer – Yes, you can keep only male … Read more

What Is the Best Algae Eater in a Freshwater Aquarium? [Answered]

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Nobody likes the sight of algae in their aquariums, but they are a natural thing in any water ecosystem so we’ll all have to deal with more or less of it eventually. There are many methods to keep algae growth under control, including performing regular maintenance on the tank or using various chemical treatments. However, … Read more

Best Plant Substrate for a Planted Tank (2021 Update)

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Choosing the right substrate for your tank is extremely important, especially if you plan on having a planted aquarium or even a jarrarium. The substrate will not only offer the means for your plants to establish their roots, but will also offer them the required nutrients for solid growth, some of which might be impossible … Read more

Is Green Algae Good in a Freshwater Aquarium? (Complete Answer)

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Algae is probably one of the most hated things by aquarists, battling for supremacy with aquarium snails. But despite the fact that it’s not really beautiful to look at, not all algae is bad for you aquarium. Actually, most isn’t! Green algae is the most common type of algae that appears in aquariums and the … Read more

Best Aquatic Plants that Do Well in Cold Water

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Most aquarium plants are resilient and they can do well in an unheated tank. But since most of them actually prefer warmer water, it’s a good idea to choose for your tank setup the best aquatic plants that do well in cold water. Even though most plants would survive without a heater, it’s best to … Read more

Do Betta Fish Need a Water Filter?

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Bettas are usually seen in aquariums without a filter. In stores, they are sometimes kept in tiny glasses of water. So do betta fish really need a water filter? A filter is not a must for a Betta to thrive. However, it would help a lot in keeping the water quality high, removing the debris … Read more